Album Reviews

North Sentinel Island
Monday, November 28, 2011 - 00:00
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North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. Yup, got Wikipedia to thank for that one. It’s inhabited by 400 people who reject any contact with other people. That right there is pretty punkrock if you ask me. Which is why it makes for a good album title for Illinois’ The Copyrights.

These guys aren’t trying anything new on what is already album number five but they have a knack for writing slick melodies wrapped in loud guitars, that you wouldn’t have it any other way. Take opener “Trustees Of Modern Chemistry” for example where they channel a riff that would make the Foo Fighters proud through pounding drums that leave nothing to the imagination. They then keep it up for thirteen more songs which is more than you can say about a lot of other bands.

If you’re a fan of honest poppunk a la Face To Face, early Alk 3 or labelmates Teenage Bottlerocket, then this is definitely something you’ll want to hear.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.